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Four decades after selling his first screen rights, Elmore Leonard is big in films. By John Walsh

US gapes at Bill, the Hollywood super-stud

An entire nation is gripped by allegations that Bill Clinton indulged in a "kind of sex" with Monica Lewinsky, a 21-year-old work experience trainee, then told her to lie about it. The White House is in pandemonium. It is a script even Hollywood would have had trouble dreaming up.

Fashion: Alien resurrection - the flares that never died

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Take off the handbrake and add a little oil...

`Grease' may have been running in London since October 1996 but, writes Liese Spencer, it's badly in need of lubrication.

Parties: Jeers! I'm just trying to beat that drinking feeling

With a clear head, Lindsey Calder has turned to Perrier. But after the party, she ended up with Mr Muscle in Tesco. And has nothing to regret ...

The man who changed everything

'Pulp Fiction' made him the most talked-about director of the Nineties. Then he went quiet. Here, Lynn Hirschberg finds out what Quentin Tarantino has been up to

Wooed from the heart

It is hardly surprising to discover that the high-octane violence of John Woo has been censored. But Ryan Gilbey finds the director is a man who treasures emotion in his films and yearns for the human touch.

Film Reviews: The changing face of sci-fi with a heart

About a decade ago, there was a rash of silly, airy fantasies, all of them descended from Disney's Freaky Friday, in which people swapped identities the way children trade bubblegum cards. The new thriller Face/Off is a more imaginative work than any of those films, but is it a more sophisticated one?

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Conspirators of Pleasure (no cert). After bold, singularly imaginative interpretations of Faust and Alice in Wonderland, the great Czech animator- surrealist Jan Svankmajer turns to Freud and de Sade for inspiration. His extraordinary third feature chronicles the ornate sexual escapades of six Prague residents; for example, one character conducts an elaborate ceremony involving the slaughter of a rooster, the construction of a giant papier-mache rooster's head, and the fanciful brutalization of a life- size effigy. Faultlessly paced and edited, the film is essentially an awesomely fastidious foreplay session, climaxing in six improbably rhapsodic orgies. While the explosions of animation are fitful (deployed most conspicuously when gleeful dismemberment is called for), the human characters' mystic obsessive rites are every bit as involved and alchemical as Svankmajer's wizardly methods (as seen in Faust and Alice, as well as influential short films like Dimensions of Dialogue). He has often treated puppets and real- life actors interchangeably, but Conspirators evinces an unexpected grasp of human perversity; it's the film's fleshy dimension that makes it at once funny, compassionate, and diverting.

Wets suits

It took a long time, but the White Suit has finally lost the stigma of Saturday Night Fever. And you don't have to be Martin Bell to wear one. By Nick Foulkes. Photographs by David Woolley

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Why is it that race movies always seem stuck in a time-warp? Why, unlike other political genres, do they always represent racism either in crudely comic or agitprop terms? After the small- screen beating of Rodney King, there can be little doubt that America's melting pot is in need of repair; that in the land of opportunity, some are more equal than others. However, on the big screen, subtle investigations of this subject are thin on the ground.
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